Academic year: 22/23


The Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering is a nationally recognised work-related qualification, which encompasses mechanical and electrical elements designed to give you a good start on your journey to a career in engineering.

The course is based around examined units and assignment led units that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will introduce you to and prepare you for the world of work.
The course provides a good basis to progress onto a Level 3 qualification in Engineering. Alternatively, it can be used to assist you in applying for an apprenticeship in your desired discipline.

Academic year: 22/23


The Pre-Apprenticeship Engineering Academy has been developed in collaboration with some of our elite employers to provide a pathway into engineering apprenticeships.

As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge), in addition to developing and gaining the appropriate skills, knowledge and behaviour that is required within the engineering industry.

This course will also provide a Pathway to an Apprenticeship and a guaranteed interview with top employers leading to Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Academic year: 22/23


The BTEC Level 3 in Engineering is a nationally recognised work-related qualification, which encompasses mechanical and electrical elements designed to give you a good start on your journey to a career in engineering. The course is based around examined units and internally assessed assignment lead units that are aligned to realistic vocational situations, activities and demands. The course will introduce you to and prepare you for the engineering work place.

This course provides a good basis to progress onto a higher qualification, such as a university, a Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND). Alternatively, it can help you progess to an apprenticeship in an engineering discipline.

Academic year: 22/23


Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designed to develop practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of the subject area. These qualifications have been well respected and recognised by employers and Higher Education Institutions. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 5 qualification which is equivalent to the second year of the Bachelor Degree. HND qualifications can be studied by those in employment for professional development to enhance their career prospects or HNC students can use this as an alternative path to gain Higher Education locally at lower cost.

General Engineering is a very specialist subject area which encompasses many professions and industries aside from engineering itself. The broad nature of the subject matter allows for both generic units of study alongside specialist components and the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals have been developed to focus on the education and training of engineers/technicians who are employed at a professional level in a variety of types of technical work such as in systems design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the mechanical, aeronautical, electronic and electrical engineering industries. These qualifications focus on the development of the higher-level skills in a technological and management context and develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. The Higher National qualifications provides an opportunity for you if you are an engineer/technician to achieve a nationally recognised Level 5 vocationally specific qualification. It also provides an opportunity for you if you are currently in full-time learning to enable you to progress to higher education to enable you to enter employment as an engineer/technician.

Academic year: 22/23


Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designed to develop practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of the subject area. These qualifications have been well respected and recognised by employers and Higher Education institutions. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification which is equivalent to the first year of the Bachelor Degree. HNC qualification can be studied by those in employment for professional development to enhance their career prospects or level 3, A-level and Access to Higher Education students can use this as an alternative path to gain Higher Education locally at lower cost.

General Engineering is a very specialist subject area which encompasses many professions and industries aside from engineering itself. The broad nature of the subject matter allows for both generic units of study alongside specialist components and the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate has been developed to focus on the education and training of engineers/technicians who are employed at a professional level in a variety of types of technical work such as in systems design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the mechanical, aeronautical, electronic and electrical engineering industries. These qualifications focus on the development of the higher-level skills in a technological and management context and develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. The Higher National Certificate provides an opportunity for you if you are an engineer/technician to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 vocationally specific qualification. It also provides an opportunity for you if you are currently in full-time learning to enable you to progress to higher education to enable you to enter employment as an engineer/technician.